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We welcomed over 800 community guests to our old studios and we can’t wait to welcome people into our new home!

A Welsh university has recruited a star of TV’s The Apprentice to give students and businesses a lesson in entrepreneurship ahead of a popular open day.

Lawyer Felipe Alviar-Baquero – who made it to week nine of the hit BBC One show last year – will appear at the next meeting of The Glyndwr Club at Glyndwr University Wrexham.

The event takes place at the Catrin Finch Centre from 6pm-8pm on Friday, October 9, where there will be a Q&A session and drinks reception.

The popular contestant is also to visit the university’s open day the following morning from 10-11am, where he will give advice to prospective students and share stories from his time on the programme.

However, despite coming eighth out of 20 contestants, Felipe admits to knowing very little about the man who could have been his new business partner – Lord Alan Sugar.

Is Lord Sugar as mean in real life as he appears on TV? To be honest I don’t know who is the real Lord Sugar, I’d love to meet him one day for a coffee and find out!” said the 34 year-old.

“I applied to The Apprentice for three reasons; because I wanted to change indoor play areas in the UK, because I believe that the programme is one of the few on TV that ignites people – especially students – and because I have an entrepreneurial spirit.

“I’m glad I did, but life has not really changed too much. I’m back in the City in London and people have been lovely, I just have more opportunities to talk about entrepreneurship and how to create an entrepreneurial culture.”

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This projectMental Health is a subject that touches the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of wealth, gender, race or religion. Its impact can be far-reaching, and artists and Mental Health organisations from across the region have come together to explore the subject in a three week exhibition taking place in Wrexham town centre’s art space.

For the second consecutive year, Undegun are proud to be hosting a World Mental Health Awareness Day event in conjunction with an ongoing exhibition. The aim of the event is to encourage the wider community to engage with the various groups around the North of Wales who support people who live with mental health conditions. As part of the day the unveiling of ‘Flourish/Ffynnu’, an exhibition created by numerus associations from the area will be launched on Saturday 10th October from 2pm.

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3103HAMPER07The picturesque town of Llangollen will become the culinary capital of the UK for one weekend in the autumn.

Thousands of foodies will be flocking there for the popular Hamper Llangollen food festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, to browse over 120 stalls at Llangollen’s Royal International Pavilion.

The event, now in its 19th year, is rated as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK and has provided successful platform for innovative new food and drink from North Wales.

It has helped launch successful products like the Aberffraw biscuit, Blodyn Aur extra virgin rapeseed oil and the Dangerous Food Company’s chilli jam.

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diversityfestivalThe North East Wales Diversity Festival is an exciting new annual festival which aims to embrace culture and diversity through world music, food and the arts. On 30 April 2016 North East Wales will play host to a festival embracing differences and welcoming people from around the United Kingdom. As well as main performance areas there will be a Diversity Village which will provide a vibrant area filled with colour and interesting stalls and foods to explore.  There will also be a well-being and information area sponsored by Unity Civil Celebrancy which will promote different aspects of health, belief and public information, in order to offer something different for everyone to experience. Organisers are also working with local authorities to co-ordinate a colourful parade through the streets of North Wales.

The festival will be located on the gateway to North Wales in the heart of Connah’s Quay.  Flintshire County Council have given their go ahead and have already been working with organisers to secure the most suitable site which will offer full accessibility to festival goers from around the country.  The festival site is located in and around the Civic Hall in Connah’s Quay and there are a number of fully accessible public buildings and parking facilities which are being looked at to be fully utilised during the bank holiday weekend event.

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